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Accounts Payable Assistant - 9 month contract

Little London, Heathfield, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Job Role
Accounts Payable
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified, CIMA
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Our client, a business research company based in the City, are seeking interim support in their accounts team. We are seeking applications from experienced Accounts Payable candidates who can demonstrate working knowledge of start-finish Accounts Payable and a wider understanding of the implications of journals and how Purchase Ledger affects the rest of a finance function.

Key aspects of job include:

• Creating and checking specialist invoices on NetSuite and Intranet

• Creating payment files for vendors, specialists, staff expenses

• Timely and accurate transaction processing and query handling (in relation to specialist invoices, credit notes and expenses)

• Checking expense claim and making sure that employees follow expenses policy

• Resolving specialist and internal tickets (queries)

• Daily cash flow and bank reconciliation

• Ensure the appropriate authorisations are gained prior to payment of invoices, checking and approving POs, checking if is in line with group policy

• Gathering credit card statements and receipts and entering on system on monthly basis

• Setting up all Supplier accounts on the accounting software and ensuring master data accuracy

• Providing quality customer service

• Ah-hoc duties as required


• Good understanding of the AP process, having held an AP clerk position previously for minimum 2 years

• Strong systems experience and prior knowledge of accounting packages

• Ability to work in a fast-paced transactional environment under pressure and to tight deadlines

• Excel skills at intermediate level (preferable)

• Strong work ethic with a positive attitude

• Good communication skills, both written and verbally

• Good organisation skills

• Team Player

• Ability to adapt and learn new tools and techniques, and willingness to embrace opportunities for change

• Can-do attitude, ability to meet deadlines

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, friendly finance team in a forward-thinking organisation that offers hybrid working and a flexible benefits scheme. If you are available to start a 9 month contract in January and have proven end-to-end AP experience, please don't hesitate to make an application online ensuring your latest CV is attached to your profile.

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